Response from John Haynes, Director of Operational Services, TWBC - 7 May 2002

Operational Services
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1RS

Our ref: 3144 JH/SS/4013/PBC/TH

Date: 7 May, 2002

The Telephone House Neighbours Association
37 Church Road
Kent TNl 1JT

Dear Ms Topliss


Thank you for your letter dated 1 May, 2002, in which you reiterate your request for the Council to pay your costs for a light survey.

I have previously advised that if you wish to pursue a right of light issue, you need to make an application to the Councils Land Charge Register, under Section 2, of the Right of Light Act 1959. I do not believe that I can advise further on this matter but have copied your letter and this reply to our Borough Solicitor so that he can advise you direct, or via myself, should he consider there are any new material matters raised in your letter, which would warrant different, or further action by the Council on this point, at this time.

Incidentally, the Borough Solicitor is also the Senior Manager responsible for the Council's Land Charges Section. Therefore, should you decide to pursue the matter by applying to the Land Charges Register, he would be dealing with the matter and hence a further reason, I consider, for drawing him into this matter, at this stage.

Yours sincerely

John Haynes
Director of Operational Services

cc M F Harris, Borough Secretary & Solicitor

The rights of light and loss of light issue

The Telephone House Neighbours Association, Tunbridge Wells
The aims are to heighten peoples' awareness and concern for the controversial high density development on
Telephone House site, Church Road / York Road, Tunbridge Wells.